Ruth Harkness and the First Panda in the U.S.


In the 1930s a New York socialite had a dream. She wanted to be the first person to capture a panda from Asia and return to the western world with it. Her quest had a significant impact on the way the Western world viewed wild animals. Read the show notes here.

Topics in this Podcast: China, American history, heiresses, Chinese history, 20th century, biographies, women, Field Museum, U.S. history